Strong and well run public works programs in water and wastewater areas
Civil Engineer (Water/Wastewater & Source Control) (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – 5 July 2012
I learned everything about water and sewer utilities, the review of proposed development, setting up 6 yr capital improvement programs, compliance reports (water and NPDES wastewater), designing pipeline projects for the water system, coordinating on project teams for utility impprovements during regional transportation projects, engineering design and pipeline construction inspection practices. I enjoyed the co-workers at all parts of the city and learned an incredible breadth and depth about all parts of the utility through my work on project planning and proj; management teams
generous benefits, and mostly the work experience working in a larger program
i would have enjoyed a chance to work in the construction area before leaving
Rink Attendant (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 26 January 2017
A typical day working at the City of Vancouver involves interacting with the public who use the rink facilities as well as working together with coworkers to maintain the skate shops at the city rinks. We are also there to ensure everyone is safe in participating in skating and lessons.
Easy going place to work, good work life balance but can make one complacent too
Budgeting Analyst (Intern) - FP&A (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 19 May 2016
Good experience of working for govt. during the internship. Lot of new staff and exciting projects undertaken, have ambitious goals in some areas of work - so can be fun working. At the same time, the pace of work and career advancement, learning new things etc. can be limited. Provides great work life balance though, can at times feel like complacency.
Work life balance, benefits, exciting projects
Pace of work, lack of new young staff, complacent and formal work environment
Office Administrator, Driver Services (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 30 March 2016
Well i work 7.52hours a day and have been working for the city of Vancouver since 2008. Everyday at work is a learning curve. There is always a new accident, or union matter or a national safety code compliance issue. My management is extremely knowledgeable and supportive. My team is very easy going and a fun environment. We all support each other.
The hardest part of my job is i live 1 hour away.
The enjoyable part of my job is the opportunity for me to meet and get to know all the managers and directors of the city of Vancouver. Also to learn about risk management which is connect to my department.
positive people and opportunity to learn and grow.
Productive workplace offering services to the most vulnerable of the city
Chef/Volunteer Coordinator (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 27 March 2016
My job offers time challenges, volunteer training with people with addictions and mental health issues, and feeding over 500 disadvantaged of the downtown South Community. This is the most enjoyable part of the job, to see the faces of these folks enjoying the sometimes one meal a day they receive, and being the one to cook that meal for them. Everyday, I learn more about our patrons and volunteers, which offers more insight into the meals that these patrons require, so that I am able to accommodate many different health issues and preferences.
Bylaw Enforcement Officer (Current Employee) – Office is 814 Richards St – 4 March 2016
I will be retiring from my full time position with the City Of Vancouver on April 30th, 2016. I have enjoyed working in a position where I work independently and outside an office environment. I find dealing with the public in stressful situations a challenge that I manage very well. The job has been perfectly suited to my skills and personality.
Project management (Part-time during MBA) (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 20 February 2016
My job was to identify opportunities for improvements in operating budget process and assist CITY in improving cycle time for completing operating budget process through value stream mapping. Work involved coordinating with FP&A and cross functional teams. The hardest part of the job was to convince the teams that this was a not a cost reduction exercise but it is was to drive efficiency within the process so that the team could do more analytical work.
store keeper 1 (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 21 January 2016
I get to work in the morning at about 530 am start the computer turn on all systems enter all requisitions from the afternoon shift the night before,after that i run a cycle inventory. At 630 am mechanics and fabricators arrive then i create work orders for them to log onto and hand out the parts they are going to need. As the day goes on i order parts that they have identified need replacing, run auto order parts reports and order those parts required.By 300pm im done and call it a day.
Working Foreman I (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 30 April 2015
Great place to work, amazing benefits and salary, great staff, and with so much attrition, there are some great positions that will need to be filled in the next few years. Lots of opportunity, wish I could take the job with me but moving!
Killarney Fitness Center (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 24 February 2015
I am a fitness supervisor do programs for all kinds of people and first aid if needed. Carry a two way radio and communicate with front desk and life guards if needed. I keep people safe and give them suggestions on which exercises to do . I am a team player and love working in a team. The hardest part of the job is when nothing happens and your walking around for hours i need to be doing something. The most enjoyable part of my job is dealing with people and giving them a good training workout . I have great coworkers and we all help each other.